COL Christopher M. Castle was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Engineer Corps and entered active duty as a first lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.
COL Castle has held a variety of command and staff positions including the Army Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff. His assignments include Theater Health Facility Planning Officer, Northern Region, at Heidelberg, Germany, from March 1988 to November 1990; as Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th General Hospital at Stuttgart, Germany, from December 1990 to May 1992; as Chief, Northeast Regional Construction Office, Office of The Surgeon General, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from March 1993 to September 1996; as Chief, 121st General Hospital Construction Office at Seoul, Republic of Korea, from November 1999 to June 2001; as Aide de Camp to the Commanding General, Eighth United States Army, at Seoul, Republic of Korea, from June 2001 to June 2002; as Director of Program Integration and later Deputy Commander of the U.S. Health Facility Planning Agency at Falls Church, VA, from August 2002 to December 2004; as Army Medical Department Transformation Officer at the Pentagon, and as Assistant Executive Officer to The Surgeon General, from May 2005 to November 2006; as Director for Clinical BRAC in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Falls Church, VA, from November 2006 to July 2008; and, July 2008 until July 2010, as Commander, United States Army Medical Department Activity, Fort George G. Meade and Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center. Prior to coming to Eisenhower Army Medical Center he was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Command Surgeon for the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and Chief of the Combined Joint Medical Branch Kabul, Afghanistan.
He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in architecture from the University of Michigan in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He was awarded a Doctor of Design degree from Harvard University in 1999.
His military education includes the Northern Warfare School, AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Combined Armed Services Staff School and Command and General Staff College. He holds a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Some of COL Castle's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Expert Field Medical Badge.
Christopher M. Castle